The owners of a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox contacted the California Highway Patrol to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim indicated they returned home and discovered the Chevrolet was stolen from in front their residence.
The CHP verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Chevrolet.
A short while later, officers with the Sacramento Police Department and deputies with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Equinox with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Equinox to the area of Circle Parkway and Forest Parkway. The area is industrial and automotive shops. The officers believed the Equinox may be inside a business and contacted the SACCATS auto theft task force. The task force arrived and took over the investigation.
Investigators located the Lojack equipped Equinox in the rear lot of the business complex undamaged and intact. Continuing the investigation the investigators discovered three other stolen vehicles; a 2002 Mercedes, a 2005 Ford pickup and a 2010 Interstate enclosed trailer.
Investigators are continuing to identify the suspects at this location.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Equinox in May 2007 by Desert Toyota in Las Vegas, NV.